January 2007

links for 2007-01-19

by Lee Hopkins on January 19, 2007 · 1 comment

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Oh Crap. I have Cancer. Very sad blog — rest in peace, Dave. Thanks to Dan York for finding it. Jaffe Juice: Instant Hype, just add “i” Joe cracks me up with this post — “If you forget how special you are, just look at your credit card statement.” Utter brilliance! (tags: apple,iproduct,jaffe,joseph_jaffe) Building A […]

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Disruptive Conversations: on

by Lee Hopkins on January 19, 2007 · 4 comments

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My good and bearded friend, fellow FIR contributor, and all-round propeller-head who uses his powers for good not evil Dan York has just launched into the world his new blog Disruptive Conversations. Ostensibly a view of the business communication end of the blogosphere, it will no doubt hide as many gems within it as his […]

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links for 2007-01-17

by Lee Hopkins on January 17, 2007 · 0 comments

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How to grow your blog by over 2000 per cent in one month! Fellow Aussie Alister Cameron spills the beans on how to grow your blog traffic. Useful reading. See? I’m not the only one saying all this… (tags: alister_cameron blogging traffic links)

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Are Americans REALLY this stupid?

by Lee Hopkins on January 17, 2007 · 17 comments

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Courtesy of a good friend comes a YouTube video. A nine-minute and 5 second clip from the brilliant Aussie satirical ‘current affairs’ show CNNNN, it is a real live interview with some Americans. Watch for the ‘on the street’ vox pop with our Prime Minister John Howard, and watch out Kyrgyzstan! UPDATE: Anyone got any […]

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The Australian Open in Second Life – WOW!!!

by Lee Hopkins on January 16, 2007 · 8 comments

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Today I had the very real and amazing privilege of being shown around the Rod Laver Arena that IBM built in Second Life. To say it’s impressive is a massive understatement. Having been invited by Brad Kasell who is Program Manager, Emerging Technologies (Asia-Pacific), IBM Software Group and the ‘big cheese’ behind it all, I […]

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links for 2007-01-15

by Lee Hopkins on January 15, 2007 · 0 comments

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Wikibooks A collection of open-content textbooks, one thousand of them and growing, that you can have for free. The subject matter and booklist is stunning. (tags: wikipedia book study student textbook reference education ebooks)

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links for 2007-01-14

by Lee Hopkins on January 14, 2007 · 0 comments

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Black & White image conversion A fantastic pdf from Adobe on turning colour images into B&W masterpieces that look like chemically-toned silver gelatin prints. Beautiful! (tags: color colour image photoshop conversion) Second Life: The Official Guide Just picked this up from Bruce at Dymocks yesterday and already have devoured several chapters. Chapter 5 on the […]

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How the bloody hell do you cope?

by Lee Hopkins on January 14, 2007 · 26 comments

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Currently in my iPod I have 127 unlistened to or unwatched pod/vid casts. 26 episodes of the Rumor Girls (some new, mostly old) 1 Across the Sound 1 of American Copywriter 1 of BlueBox 2 of Diary of a Shameless Self Promoter (by the way, Heidi, I’m impressed that you keep the whole list of […]

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More great spam email names

by Lee Hopkins on January 14, 2007 · 6 comments

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Regular readers of this blog will remember that I have previously declared my (as yet) undying love of the more creative names used in spam emails. Whilst there are only a certain number of extension kits that a man may need in his lifetime, the creativity shown in the ‘From’ name continues to tickle me. […]

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links for 2007-01-13

by Lee Hopkins on January 13, 2007 · 6 comments

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RSPCA S.A. Inc. » Animal Liberation Front Time for the Animal Liberation group in Australia to clearly and decisively distance itself from the illegal, violent and unethical activities of the ALF, lest they be tarred with the same brush. (tags: rspca animal_rights animal_liberation) Second Life Sceptic Canadian colleague Ed Lee reiterates his scepticism over Second […]

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